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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

An interview with a prominent figure in the agricultural industry, followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers and growers


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day With DR HENRY TANKEL BBC Scotland Stereo


Unknown: Dr Henry Tankel

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary 6,45* Business News with GREG WOOD
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Greg Wood
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: John Invendale

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Laurie Macmillan


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Election Call: [number removed]

Sir Robin Day introduces your questions to the party politicians seeking your votes. Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE open from 8.0am
A simultaneous broadcast with BBC1
0 FEATURE: page 13


Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
Every week Money Box reports on the latest developments in the fields of investment, insurance, mortgages, social security and tax, and takes a look at the financial problems that crop up in everyone's lives.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

The Great Dardanelles Adventure by IAN MOORE
Read by Clive Russell Producer SHEILA FOX
(Clive Russell is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: Ian Moore
Read By: Clive Russell
Producer: Sheila Fox
Unknown: Clive Russell

: Daily Service

from Cardiff led by John Stuart Roberts
Christ whose glory (BBC HB 137); I Corinthians 1, vv 18-31; We sing the praise of him who died
(BBC HB 95); Thine for ever, God of love
BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: John Stuart Roberts

: For Schools

11.0 Music Makers 4: The Park Keeper With LAN HUMPHRIS and JILL SHILLING. Stereo (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
4: A Load of Rubbish! Written by KATE HARRISON Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR. Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself All the Fun of the Fair by JOAN CARR (e)


Unknown: Jill Shilling.
Written By: Kate Harrison
Presented By: Sandra Kerr.
Unknown: Joan Carr

: Tales from Araby

The first of three programmes Pax Britannica
In which June Knox-Mawer presents memories and anecdotes of a soldier's life, from the First World War to the 1950s. In Lawrence's Camel Corps in Arabia, in Iraq, Jordan and the Hadramaut desert, British soldiers - and very often their wives - risked their lives in pursuit of a fragile peace between the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. At the same time they forged strong personal links with the Arabs they had come to protect or to serve. Producer JULIAN HALE
(Re-broadcast next Sunday) 0 INFO: page 77


Producer: Julian Hale

: Poetry Pleasel

Presented by Fleur Adcock Readers BARBARA JEFFORD and GEOFFREY COLLINS
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Fleur Adcock
Presented By: Readers Barbara Jefford
Presented By: Geoffrey Collins
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: Trivia Test Match

A trivia game based on the rules of cricket
Umpire Brian Johnston Team captains
Tim Rice , Willie Rushton Spinners Leslie Crowther and Peter Jones
Groundsman PAUL SPENCER. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Spinners Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Statisticians Peter Hickey
Unknown: Malcolm Williamson
Unknown: Groundsman Paul Spencer.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Party Election Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: What a Lot of Noise! Presented by BILL TORRANCE Today's story: Noisy Natalie Goes Shopping written and read by WENDY CRAIG Script by CHRIS WARDE Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)
2.5 Playtime: Up and Down Presented by SANDRA KERR and BEN THOMAS. Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at
11.20am VHFIFM)
2.20 Introducing Science Extra Computers at Work Calculation and Control by JULIAN COLEMAN (R) (e)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories): The Greek Legend of the Golden Ram re-told by ALARIC COTTER (R) (e)


Presented By: Bill Torrance
Read By: Wendy Craig
Script By: Chris Warde
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Presented By: Ben Thomas.
Control By: Julian Coleman
Unknown: Alaric Cotter

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sarah Dunant Other People's Lives: as Literary Editor of the Times, Philip Howard 's life is dominated by books. While he proclaims that he is a man of the written word, he does admit that when faced with a political biography he would normally prefer to browse through a telephone directory.
Ruth Dudley Edwards challenges his boredom threshold.
Serial: Duplicate Keys by JANE SMILEY , abridged in 11 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by Shelley Thompson (4) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Philip Howard
Unknown: Ruth Dudley Edwards
Unknown: Jane Smiley
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Shelley Thompson
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play



Unknown: Brian Thompson

: More Wrestling than Dancing

The Burtiwit
David Moreau attempts once more to come to grips with life. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: David Moreau

: Kaleidoscope

At Cost to Culture?

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Just a Minute!


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Harem 87

The lifestyle of Arab women remains mysterious to outsiders. It conjures up visions of The Arabian Nights, veils, belly-dancers, seclusion and polygamy. But these Western images are challenged by Arab women, both veiled and unveiled. Nadia Hijab reveals some surprising aspects of the modern 'women's domain'. Producer CELIA MARKS BBC Pebble Mill

: S04

: The Monday Play

The Railway Station Man by JENNIFER JOHNSTON adapted for radio by DENYS HAWTHORNE with and After the death of her husband, Helen Cuffe moves to Donegal in search of peace and solitude.
Nearby, an English war veteran pursues his crazy ambition to restore the disused railway station. Their ensuing relationship is unexpected, unlikely and all too shortlived.
Directed by CUVE BRILL BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Jennifer Johnston
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Directed By: Cuve Brill
Helen Cuffe: Stella McCusker
Roger Hawthorne: John Rowe
Jack Cuffe: Peter Quigley
Damian Sweeney: Aidan McCann
Manus Dempsey: John Hewitt
Mary Heron: Doreen Hepburn
Fr Quinlan: Tom Jordon
MrsO'Meara: Catherine Gibson

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer JUUAN MAY Editor ANNE WINDER


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Juuan May
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Bevis: The Story of a Boy by RICHARD JEFFERIES (1848-1887) abridged in 15 parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Michael Williams (1) Never were the horizons of boyhood so limitless in imagination as the adventures of Mark and Bevis on their wide stretch of water, 'The New Sea'. Producer MAURICE LEITCH (R)


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Michael Williams
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Election Platform

Extracts from the major political speeches of the day from constituencies round the country

: Malvern Goes to Vicenza

Presented by Valda Hood
English bell-ringers discover Italian 'concertos' - sacred tunes composed for bells - and ring on the world's heaviest bells.
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol (R)


Presented By: Valda Hood
Producer: Michael Bright

: Open University

11.30 Buffon - An Enlightenment Scientist?
11.50 The Narrator in Middlemarch
12.10 am Music Interlude

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

A-level French: Voix de France 6: Quelques écrivains modemes Written by MADELEINE LE CUNFF (e)


Written By: Madeleine Le Cunff

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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